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Pumpkin Pie Party Chex Mix

Can you feel it?  The holidays are coming up and I'm super giddy about it!  Every year I don't think it can get better, but we have some super fun things already planned.  This year I wanted to be a bit more festive with my snacks and treats so when I saw the Pumpkin Pie M&Ms at Target, I knew I wanted to do something with them.
Pumpkin Pie Party Chex Mix.  A super easy recipe to make for the holidays!  |


Halloween Cookies and Cream Cookies

Halloween Cookies just might be my favorite kind of holiday cookie!  Maybe it's because Halloween kicks off the holiday season or I just have an excuse to buy Halloween candy.
I've recently been playing around with my Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  By adding a few holiday treats to it, it transforms into these Cookies and "Scream" Cookies!  I truly wasn't sure how they would turn out.  Would they taste too much like an Oreo?  In that case, why was I wasting my time when you could just eat an Oreo.  I'm here to tell you these were heavenly and the right balance of cream and chocolate.
These Halloween Cookies and Cream Cookies are perfect for any party, after school snack or trick or treaters!  |


The Apple Squad

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There is a very good story of why I'm excited to be sharing this sponsored content with you from Central Market.  When my husband and I were first married we had date night almost every Friday night.  We'd do the typical movie and dinner.  Occasionally, we would break free from the norm and go on little adventures in our city.  I was working downtown and noticed there was a brand new grocery store opening up.  It didn't seem like your average grocer so when they had their grand opening, Ian and I ventured out to see what all the hype was about for our date night.
That, my friends, is the day we were introduced to Central Market.  On the outside, going to a grocery store for date night does not seem all that appealing.  Believe me when I tell you it is one supreme shopping experience.
The Best Fresh Apple Crisp!


Pecan Bacon

I'm a women who loves traditions.  I believe they are what help form us into who we are.  I especially love holiday traditions and talking to others about what they do in their family.
My husband and I were at a dentist appointment when the subject of Christmas treats came up with our hygienist.  She said she loved to make homemade Jalapeno Jelly and Holiday Bacon.  I perked up when she mention bacon and asked her what it was all about!
The best recipe for Pecan Sugared Bacon!  It's pure heaven and makes any breakfast even better!  Also great for any holiday.  |


Rice and Mushroom Dish

Does anyone struggle with finding good side dishes to serve their family at dinner time.  Now that my boys are getting older, I feel like I need to have legitimate sides at dinner and not just carrot sticks and apple slices.
We eat a lot of rice in our family and every now and then I try to mix it up a bit and serve some sort of fancy rice dish.  This Rice and Mushroom Dish is just that, but with all the easy of putting everything in a dish and simply baking it. 
Rice and Mushroom Dish Recipe.  A yummy and super easy side dish for any meal.  |


How To Make Freezer Jam Three Ways

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Do you make freezer jam?  When I figured out a few years ago just how easy it was, I try to do it every year at the end of summer.
We have a local strawberry farm that we go to every April to drink homemade strawberry lemonade, eat homemade strawberry popsicles and of course, pick the freshest strawberries.  My kids look forward to it every year and lets be honest, so do I!
How To Make Freezer Jam Three Ways.  The best recipes for super easy freezer jams.  |


Blueberry Shortcakes

These Blueberry Shortcakes quite possibly are my new favorite dessert.  You know me.  I don't say that lightly!  And let me qualify that it's my new favorite non-chocolate dessert.  They are super fresh and I felt like a rock star making them completely from scratch.  Don't let the homemade label shy you away from making them yourself.  I promise they are quite simple to create and you'll be thanking me later for sharing this recipe! 
Blueberry Shortcakes topped with whipped cream and fresh blueberries!  A perfect dessert for spring or summer!


Pink Lemonade Slush

This year I discovered these Pink Lemonade Slushes and my whole family loves them.  They are the perfect amount of sweet and sour and very refreshing.  I will also make a batch of these and divide them up into little cups for the kids and their friends to enjoy in the backyard while they play.
Pink Lemonade Slush!  A super easy recipe that is perfect for the summer!  |